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Rescheduled Libertadores final a success, says CONMEBOL chief

MADRID (Reuters) - CONMEBOL president Alejandro Dominguez hailed the rescheduled Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors at the Santiago Bernabeu as a success and praised Real Madrid president Florentino Perez for making it happen.

River Plate snatch Libertadores glory over Boca in Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) - River Plate battled back to beat arch Argentine rivals Boca Juniors 3-1 in extra-time in an unforgettable and unique Copa Libertadores final second leg, played in Madrid after violence had seen the original game postponed.

Milan held as Donnarumma plays 100th consecutive full game

MILAN (Reuters) - AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma played his 100th consecutive full Serie A game and Torino coach Walter Mazzarri was sent off for the third time this season in an otherwise uneventful 0-0 draw on Sunday.

FIFA task force meets to examine Infantino's tournament plans

PARIS (Reuters) - A task force set up to examine FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s plans for a new Club World Cup and a Global Nations League held its first meeting on Sunday to look at possible formats, dates and slot allocations.

Benitez says VAR cannot come soon enough

LONDON (Reuters) - Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez was furious with two refereeing decisions as his team suffered a stoppage-time home defeat by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday.

Newcastle beaten in added time by Wolves after sending off

(Reuters)- - Ten-man Newcastle United were beaten 2-1 by Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday when Matt Doherty scored in the fifth minute of added time.

Bale strike gives Madrid narrow win over struggling Huesca

HUESCA, Spain (Reuters) - Gareth Bale ended a three-month goal drought in La Liga to give Real Madrid a nervy 1-0 win away to basement club Huesca on Sunday, taking his side back into the top four at the expense of Alaves.

Zapata hat-trick ends Nicola's Udinese honeymoon

MILAN (Reuters) - Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata scored a hat-trick in a 3-1 Serie A win away to his former side Udinese who suffered their first defeat under new coach Davide Nicola on Sunday.

New Saints boss wants good habits instilled this week

LONDON (Reuters) - Southampton's new manager Ralph Hasenhuettl wants to use a first full week of training to drum good habits into his relegation-threatened squad.

He Did it his way

And at the age of 34, Drogba converted the winning penalty to give Chelsea their first Champions League trophy in 2012. Starsport’s T. AVINESHWARAN spoke to the legend during his recent meet-the-fans session at Sunway Pyramid.

Still a crowd-puller: Chelsea legend Didier Drogba at a meet-the-fans session at Sunway Pyramid on Saturday. — Bernama
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